DVC RESALES
DVC RESALES

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Vacation Club > Purchasing DVC
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 08-30-2013, 12:31 PM   #1
kydisneyfans
It may be because they are too embarassed to show it in public
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Georgetown
Posts: 3,677

wanting to buy DVC, but getting frustrated

We have been contemplating a DVC purchase for awhile and now have the funds to do so. We have inquired about a couple of advertised properties but have been told they were already sold.

48 hours ago, I left phone messages inquiring about 5 properties from 3 different firms, I have followed up by email on all of them

I have not heard back from any of them.

We have the cash and are ready to roll, but nobody seems to want our business.

Any tricks to get someone to return a call?
kydisneyfans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2013, 12:58 PM   #2
tomandrobin
DIS Veteran
 
tomandrobin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3,960

Right now, its a sellers market.

The DVC brokers have lots of demand and not a lot of inventory.

The big 4 brokers will help, just keep trying.
__________________
Proud owners of SSR, AKV, BLT, VGF, Westin Kierland, Westin Lagunamar, Westin St John and Harborside at Atlantis

Where all of our dreams come true!

tomandrobin is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 08-30-2013, 01:14 PM   #3
jillgunter
Mouseketeer
 
jillgunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 356

We just signed a contract last weekend with the Time Share store. They called me within 24 hours when I filled out online. Then I had to call back and had no trouble getting thru. They are good about emailing us back too. Good luck!
__________________
Owners at BWV

Jill: Mom to a Disney addicted 7 year old!
jillgunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2013, 01:30 PM   #4
Trooper8286
TK8286
 
Trooper8286's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 89

Quote:
Originally Posted by kydisneyfans View Post
We have been contemplating a DVC purchase for awhile and now have the funds to do so. We have inquired about a couple of advertised properties but have been told they were already sold.

48 hours ago, I left phone messages inquiring about 5 properties from 3 different firms, I have followed up by email on all of them

I have not heard back from any of them.

We have the cash and are ready to roll, but nobody seems to want our business.

Any tricks to get someone to return a call?
I had good luck with The Timeshare Store and *********......both called back quickly......I suspect they are swamped given the apparent upswing in demand......
__________________


-Jay
Stormtrooper 501st Legion- Carolina Garrison
I am not too short to be a stormtrooper!

Last edited by Chuck S; 08-30-2013 at 08:16 PM. Reason: Filter
Trooper8286 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2013, 02:29 PM   #5
nalajms
DIS Veteran
 
nalajms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Ct
Posts: 953

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trooper8286 View Post
I had good luck with The Timeshare Store and ******......both called back quickly......I suspect they are swamped given the apparent upswing in demand......
Same here, TTS and **** have always had very quick responses. My experience with Fidelity is when they are busy, they ignore emails. But once you get someone on the phone they are very willing to go through the inventory and tell you which ones are still available and which ones will not negotiate.
__________________

Last edited by Chuck S; 08-30-2013 at 08:17 PM.
nalajms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2013, 06:13 PM   #6
Belle & Ariel
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 1,967

Maybe the holiday weekend started early?

We have always heard back immediately from www.***************.

Hope you find the contract you want. Hang in there! It will be worth the wait.

Last edited by CarolMN; 08-31-2013 at 09:07 AM. Reason: filter violation PM sent
Belle & Ariel is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2013, 07:52 PM   #7
DisneyDiana
DIS Veteran
 
DisneyDiana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 531

Chantal with dvcbyresale.com always got back to me within a matter of hours. Fidelity took forever and nearly everything I was interested in was already sold.
__________________
DisneyDiana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2013, 08:13 PM   #8
francie57
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 3,053

Think it might have to do with the holiday weekend since I have been in constant contact with an agent from the TSS and he gets back to me right away except for today. I figured it just had to do with the holiday and he will get back to me soon. Don't give up. I did contact Fidelity and never heard back from them so they are off the list for getting my business.
francie57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2013, 08:41 PM   #9
lovin'fl
DIS Veteran
 
lovin'fl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 3,829

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trooper8286 View Post
I had good luck with The Timeshare Store and *********......both called back quickly......I suspect they are swamped given the apparent upswing in demand......
I agree!!!!
__________________
DVC since 2006
Next trip(s): Nov 3-6 at VWL
lovin'fl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2013, 09:21 PM   #10
bakerworld
DIS Veteran
 
bakerworld's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Eastern PA
Posts: 703

Resale is a patience game and a Do-It-Yourself endeavor. It's like buying the handyman's special. Once you do the work and try try again you'll be happy. Resale is not an 'walk up and buy' action. It's more like
__________________


AKL 2008, BLT 2009, BCV 2013
bakerworld is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 06:52 AM   #11
joelp
DIS Veteran
 
joelp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: NJ (Physically ...) Mentally?
Posts: 1,117

... and be ready to make an offer when you do get someone on the line ...

With the resale market so "hot" right now, you have to act fast to get a contract you want once it comes on the market ... So:

(1) Know what you want (home resort, points, use year) - an maybe be a bit flexible ...
(2) Know how much you want to pay (which will vary with the above - plus how many "banked" pts the contract has - or if it is "stripped")
(3) Be patient - the right contract will show up eventually, and
(4) When it does - jump on it: If the price is right, meet the seller's price - don't bother negotiating ... because there may be someone on another line willing to meet the seller's price ...

Remember: the big cost with DVC is the maintenenace fees for the next XX years ... a few hundred dollars difference up front does not amount to much in the long run - so "negotiating" over that and losing the contract you want is probably not worth the "cost".

Finally - make sure you are on all of the agency's e-mail lists so you get quick notice of what's come up for sale. And if you see soemthing you like - go to #4 above ...

Good luck!
__________________
Me DW-Vicki DD-Danielle and DP Ranger and our new DP Sunshine

Off site - 8/76, 10/90, 10/94; POFQ - 5/07; AKL - 12/08; AKL - 9/09; Off site - 6/10; AS Movies - 3/11;
AKV-Kidani - 11/12; AKV-Jambo - 11/13 ; AKV-Jambo - 12/14


Dec 2008 Trip report at http://www.disboards.com/showthread....9#post29702539
Sep 2009 Trip Report at http://www.disboards.com/showthread....9#post34156519
Sep 2009 TR continued (but never finished) at http://www.disboards.com/showthread....7#post36403597
March 2011 PTR at http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2643038
joelp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 07:20 AM   #12
Mickbee
First voyage of the Magic crossing from Kingdom to Kingdom!
 
Mickbee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: North Salem NY
Posts: 510

In my opinion, don't email, call, call, call...

By the time it takes for a person to review the inbox, a call could come in from another buyer and the contract could be sold. receiving email is instant, reading it takes a bit longer.
__________________



Mickbee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 07:39 AM   #13
Splashboat
Always looking for cheap airfare
 
Splashboat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 563

Ask to hold for the agent rather then leave a message.
I was told I would get a call back (TSS) and I asked to wait on hold until the person was available (I saw the listing within minutes of it being posted and knew it would go fast)
I got it. The seller had 2 identical contracts for sale and the first one was already gone - so both of the contracts sold within 30 minutes of being posted.
Splashboat is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 08:13 AM   #14
crisi
DIS Veteran
 
crisi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 22,546

Also, with properties so hot right now, if you are time crunched now is not the time to go for a great deal. Offer the listing price on a fairly listed contract, or even a little more on a contract "priced to sell" or offer listing price on the contract that is just $1 above everyone else (in the end, unless you are buying a huge contract - its a few hundred dollars - a drop in the bucket compared to dues during the contract lifetime) - anyone watching the market right now knows that if they list at a fair price and the first offer comes through low, they can just wait a bit and get another offer at their listing price.
crisi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 01:01 PM   #15
ptlohmysoul
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 276

Quote:
Originally Posted by kydisneyfans View Post
We have been contemplating a DVC purchase for awhile and now have the funds to do so. We have inquired about a couple of advertised properties but have been told they were already sold.

48 hours ago, I left phone messages inquiring about 5 properties from 3 different firms, I have followed up by email on all of them

I have not heard back from any of them.

We have the cash and are ready to roll, but nobody seems to want our business.

Any tricks to get someone to return a call?
Just keep calling. Someone will take your money eventually .
ptlohmysoul is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

DVC-Resales.com | 1-800-550-6493 (Contact The Timeshare Store) | DVC Resale Listings

facebooktwittergoogle plus youtube itunesDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:59 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.